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26 people, including 9 policemen martyred in Lahore blast

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: 26 people have been martyred in a suspected suicide attack in the Ferozepur area of the provincial capital on Monday afternoon, confirmed DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf Speaking to media, DIG Operations confirmed nine policemen were martyred in the blast. 57 people were also injured in the explosion. Many of the injured […]

Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan admires efforts of Pak Army

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

RAWALPINDI (APP): Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission (RSM), General John W. Nicholson, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday where the two discussed terrorism and regional security situation. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the army chief raised concern over […]

24 killed as car bomb explodes in western Kabul

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

KABUL (AFP): At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul on Monday, officials said, in the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital. “The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour,” […]

Global

Erdogan in Qatar for talks on Gulf crisis

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

DOHA (AFP): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Doha on Monday as part of a Gulf tour aimed at defusing a dispute between Turkey´s ally Qatar and neighbouring Arab states. Erdogan was greeted by Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha ahead of their first face-to-face talks on the Gulf crisis, […]

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Young Pakistan military officers oppose terrorism, says US expert

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP): The new generation of Pakistani military officers is more sensitive to terrorism than its predecessors, says Robin Raphel, former assistant secretary of state for South Asia, rejecting a claim by the Afghan ambassador that those officers are more likely to back terrorism than current Pakistani commanders. At a weekend seminar on Afghanistan at […]

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China warns India not to harbour illusions in border stand-off

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

BEIJING (AFP): China’s defense ministry on Monday warned India not to harbor any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute. The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbors, who share a 3,500-km […]

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Pakistan

Murad forms body to firm up recommendations for making RO plants efficient

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the installation of RO plants in the water-starved areas, particularly Thar where water table is so deep with highest rate of TDS, was a revolutionary step to provide drinking water but “our efforts are being criticised that the plants are not working […]

PML-N govt aims to make AJK hub of tourism: PM

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government aims at making Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) the hub of tourism. “The Federal Government is focusing on infrastructure and tourism development at AJK which is manifested by two folds increase of federal funding for these sectors,” the PM said […]

Pakistan, US enjoy exceptional relationship for past 70 years: Aizaz Chaudhary

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): Pakistan and United States have been enjoying an exceptional relationship for the last seven decades, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry while addressing a gathering over dinner in Chicago on Monday. According to a press release issued here, he said seven decades of our excellent relations do not only comprise of government to government relations […]

Tale of corruption hidden in every project of Punjab government: Ellahi

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (Online): Pakistan Muslim League central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervez Ellahi has stated that Auditor General’s report absolutely confirm the tale of corruption hidden in every project of Punjab government. He said this during meeting with a delegation of senior lawyers of Lahore High Court belonging to Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) and […]

‘Politics can wait’: Ch Nisar postpones press conference in light of Lahore blast

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday postponed his much awaited press conference after a suspected terror attack in Lahore today. Discussing the delay in his press conference, Nisar said, “I have been ill but I would rather go back today, than discuss politics while a tragedy has hit the country.” He continued: […]

PML-N degraded Pakistan’s minority community, PTI tells SC

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday contended before the Supreme Court that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has degraded Pakistan’s minority community by raising objections over PTI receiving funds from non-Muslims. Anwar Mansoor Khan counsel for PTI submitted a reply in the Hanif Abbasi case wherein he stated that the petitioner’s statement is “a slap on the face of the […]

Resolution seeking removal of SBP Governor Tariq Bajwa submitted in Senate

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): A resolution seeking immediate removal of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa, having signatures of 40 Senators, has been submitted in the Senate on Monday. The resolution claims the incumbent governor is not eligible to the post since the SBP rules have been transgressed for making this appointment. It asserts that […]

Provocative speech case: Nehal Hashmi’s lawyer puts blame on Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Senator Nehal Hashmi’s lawyer Hashmat Habib on Monday laid blame of his client’s threatening language against the judiciary and public servants on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf chief Imran Khan. During the hearing of the suo moto case against Senator Hashmi’s controversial speech, the lawyer argued that the entire incident happened because of Imran Khan. “What […]

Supreme Court stays execution of convict sentenced to death by military court

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of a convict who was handed death sentence by a military court. The accused, Mohammad Akbar, was convicted of murdering two soldiers in 2009. He had challenged the military court verdict in 2016. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, after staying […]

Pakistan to face political instability if PM removed through undemocratic process: Sanaullah

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah  has said on Monday that Pakistan will become unstable if the Prime Minister is removed from office in an undemocratic and non-public manner. “If such a leader who has been elected by millions as prime minister is removed in an undemocratic and non-public manner, it will create political […]

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Afghanistan

Hekmatyar-led HIA decides to join government

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Executive Council of the Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-IslamiAfghanistan (HIA) has decided to join the government, an official said on Monday. Qarib Rahman Saeed, HIA spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision was taken at a meeting of the council chaired by Hekmatyar on Sunday night. He added a commission had been tasked with working on how […]

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Terrorism affecting 2 to 5 million tourists annual visit to Afghanistan: Ghani

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

KABUL (AFP): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says around two to five million tourists will Afghanistan once the country becomes free from the menace of terrorism. He was speaking during a gathering in Kabul regarding the barriers and issues being faced by the tourism industry in Afghanistan. President Ghani said tourism is one of the major […]

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Taywara district center also falls to Taliban control in Ghor province

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

KABUL (KHAAMA PRESS):  The control of the district center of Taywara in northeastern Ghor province of Afghanistan also fell to the hands of Taliban after heavy gun battle. According to the local security officials, the Taliban insurgents managed to seize the control of the district center after launching a coordinated attack on the district center. […]

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Business

US venture capital’s digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

NEW YORK ( Reuters):  US venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge – some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don’t need their money. Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other Silicon Valley peers, had […]

Mobile phone import decline by 5.78%

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The import of mobile phones during fiscal year 2016-17 fell by 5.78 per cent as compared to same period the previous year. Mobile phone imports during the period under review were recorded at $709.69 million against the import of $753.224 million in July-June (2015-16). According to latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics(PBS), […]

Pakistan’s economy expected to subside: IMF

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

DUBAI (AFP): After a better than expected performance with five percent growth in 2016, the economies of countries in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan will subside to just 2.6 percent growth this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. Economic growth in the Middle East and North […]

State Bank of Pakistan maintains interest rate at 5.75%

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The interest rate remains unchanged, at 5.75% announced State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa on Saturday. While addressing a news conference, the central bank governor said the national economy was undergoing expansion given the rise in fiscal activity. He added the service sector has grown by 6%, while there has been […]

PSX closes on bearish note following Panama case hearing

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): The KSE-100 index decreased by 217 to reach the 45,418-points level at close of trade on Wednesday. During the first half of trading, the US Dollar’s value fell by 9 paisas in the interbank market. The unexpected decline in the USD’s value from Rs105.39 to Rs105.30 during early trading hours was followed by […]

Dollar remains hobbled by Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

LONDON (AFP): The dollar s travails extended into Wednesday as Donald Trump faces a battle to push through his much-vaunted economic agenda, but equity traders took the news in their stride. The euro eased slightly on Wednesday against the dollar, having surged the previous day to a near 15-month pinnacle at $1.1583 — last seen […]

FBR alerts taxpayers to fake, harmful emails

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday alerted the taxpayers to fake, harmful emails-cum-notices being sent to them regarding anomalies in their tax returns. A statement by FBR has denied any association with these emails being sent from a fake email address do-not-reply@fbrgovpk.com which has no connection with FBR’s email domain. These fake […]

PSX gains 1,113 points after Panama case hearing, Qatari minister visit

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (NNI): Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) 100-index has gained 1,113 points on Tuesday as the market closed on a 35,636 figure. Experts believe that today’s Panama case hearing followed by the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani ?Pakistan visit has positively motivated the investors. The value of stocks has piled up to Rs. […]

Govt taking measures to improve customs procedures: Dar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Tuesday that comprehensive measures were being taken to improve and upgrade customs procedures in Pakistan in line with international standards. The Minister was talking to Visiting Secretary General, World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya who called on him here Tuesday. Dar said that the government […]

Foreign investment in Pakistan slightly rises

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Foreign investment in the country recorded a small rise of 9 percent during financial year ended June 30, 2017 after security situation improved and fresh inflows from China crossing one billion dollars level. Foreign investment in Pakistan during July 2016-June 2017 amounted to 2.157 billion dollars as against 1.976 billion dollars of the […]

Sports

Coach Mickey Arthur to meet PCB officials

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Head coach Mickey Arthur is expected to meet with officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday where he will be consulted in chalking out future course of action for the team. Arthur, who arrived in Lahore late Sunday night, is set to meet with Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Director of […]

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PCB receives Champions Trophy prize money from ICC

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received the Champions Trophy prize money, Rs230 million, from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is ready to distribute it among players. Pakistan beat India in the final to be crowned the 2017 Champions Trophy winners and bagged a total prize money of $2,200,000 (which is approximately Rs230 million) which […]

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Manchester United edges Real Madrid on penalty kicks

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LONDON (AFP): Anthony Martial offered Jose Mourinho a timely reminder of his attacking prowess Sunday despite missing from the spot in Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid. After a hugely impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, Martial struggled to consistently produce the goods under Mourinho last season — prompting […]

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Fashion

Meera announces to contest elections against Imran Khan in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): Lollywood actress Meera has announced to contest against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in Lahore. In an interview, Meera said that she is hundred percent confident over her victory if she joins politics and that the nation will vote me against Imran Khan. She further said that preparations have been started for […]

Tunisia bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli star

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

TUNIS (AFP): A Tunisian court has banned the US film “Wonder Woman” which stars an Israeli actress, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday. Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel. The […]

‘Baaghi’ trailer is out and it’s not short of promising

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Trailer for Saba Qamar starrer television series based on slain Qandeel Baloch is out on Wednesday and it looks not less than promising. The series that is to go on air on July 27 has a reputable cast to boast. In addition to ‘Hindi Medium’ actress Qamar, the cast has Sarmad Khoosat […]

Jagga Jasoos actress found dead at home

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

GURGAON (AFP): Bidisha Bezbaruah who acted in Jagga Jasoos was found dead at her residence here on Monday evening. Police had been informed by the father of the actress that she had not been receiving his calls. Police investigated the matter and found Bidisha hanging from a ceiling fan in her apartment. No suicide note […]

Karan Johar admits he was ungraceful and that Kangana is self-made

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

New York (AFP): Sense finally prevails as filmmaker Karan Johar decided to acknowledge that his ‘joke’ aimed at Kangana Ranaut was not graceful and that the young actor is self-made and talented. Speaking to media in New York about his comments on nepotism made at the IIFA Awards, Karan expressed regret over the ‘joke’ he […]

‘Despacito’ declared most streamed song ever

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time. The song’s label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify. “Despacito” — […]

Shah Rukh is ‘shy, introverted and pathetic at relationships’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Shah Rukh Khan is known as the chocolate hero of Bollywood, with a huge fan following who has been enjoying his romantic flicks since more than two decades. In a recent interview, however, King Khan has said that he is “pathetic with relationships” and “extremely closeted, introverted, shy, reclusive and completely […]

Ali Zafar’s brother to debut with Momina Mustehsan in Coke Studio

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Ali zafar’s lil gem Danyal Zafar is set to perform his two debut songs in coke studio – Pakistan musical series that will be on soft/pop rock and blues genre. He will be seen with Momina Mustehan and will feature as instrument artist for his second performance. In a press release it […]

Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil’s to be remade by Hollywood

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): The creators of Kaabil are in talks for the obtainment of the change rights. The film was created by Hrithik s dad Rakesh Roshan and featured Yami Gautam as heroin. We have been hearing for decades that Bollywood has always been under the ‘influence’ of Hollywood and has followed their footsteps […]

Meera takes poetry book as ‘English Grammar’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): Pakistani film actress Meera took poetry book ‘Democracy is the Best Revenge’ as English Grammar. A picture of Meera, holding the book along with the caption that her fans can improve their English by reading this book of a friend, took the social media by storm. Talking to media, book’s author A. K. […]